Monday, May 16, 2022

Young Thug Files Emergency Motion Over Inhumane Jail Conditions

Last week Atlanta rapper Young Thug was arrested on RICO charges, and held without bond, after being accused of being the ringleader of the Young Slime Life gang [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Thug's legal team claims he is being held in inhumane conditions...

In the new motion, lawyers called the conditions Williams is being housed in “inhumane,” saying he’s being held in solitary confinement in a windowless cement room “as if he is a forgotten person alone in the world.”
“Mr. Williams is held in a cement small area. There’s a light on all the time. He gets inedible food Williams’ attorney Brian Steel told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne. “He has no contact with any human being except for his counsel.”
Lawyers said the lights are kept on 24 hours a day, preventing the rapper from sleeping and that he has no access to any type of media. They said he is not being given the opportunity to exercise, shower or have any human interaction other than his counsel.
The Cobb County Sheriff said he’s being held in administrative solitary confinement for his own safety, and the lights stay on so officers can check in and make sure that he is OK.
“He will be vindicated but this is wrong,” Steel said. “He is being treated the exact same as the person next door to him who has been arrested tried and convicted for murder and sentenced to death.”